We know that timetabling can be a challenge for secondary schools as well as finding the time to do I Bike activities. However, there are numerous ways that this programme can fit into the curriculum for excellence and help to meet specified benchmarks for your pupils.
Although I Bike sessions are not limited to the following identified curricular areas, these are some of the more common links:
Health and Wellbeing outcomes including physical education and outdoor learning
Sciences outcomes including STEM sessions including energy and renewables
Social Studies outcomes including Climate change, environmental and geography subjects.
The I Bike programme can also provide opportunities for your students as part of designated development time and life skills classes, such as a cycling elective or bike maintenance qualification.
This project gives senior pupils the opportunity to consider a real-world situation from different
points of view. Specifically, they will look at barriers to cycling to school and work together to
develop solutions to those issues. Pupils will consider issues that affect themselves and
others, as well as how potential solutions might be viewed by the school senior leadership
The project must have the support of the school’s senior leadership team, and there should
be a willingness to implement solutions that the pupils develop wherever possible.
This self-contained worksheet provides background information on air pollution and then steps through some tasks, quizzes and YouTube videos.
It covers Pollutants, Bio Indicators, Lichens, and some action planning. It’s well suited to home learning, classroom learning or being done outside.
We do have 2 other worksheets on this topic for other learning stages. Please go to Air Quality Explorers (opens a new tab)
This self-contained worksheet shares examples of different poems that pupils can use for inspiration.
The task is to go for a walk, cycle or scoot in your local area and to write a poem that powerfully communicates your message about the future you want for your local area. You can use any form of poetry you wish and any poetic devices such as rhyme, rhythm, simile, metaphor, alliteration or repetition.
It’s well suited to home learning, classroom learning or being done outside.
We do have another worksheet on this topic for other learning stages. Please go to Burns Poetry (opens a new tab)